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June 6, 2017 | Volume 8, Issue 42

Awards   |   Seminars   |   Research   |   Graduate   |   Undergraduate   |   Professional Development   |   Jobs

Chair's Office

In just one week, the MIE community is proud to celebrate its newest alumni at our Spring Convocation lunch reception, and at Convocation Hall!

Anna Jiang (MechE MASc candidate) who is supervised by Professor Amy Bilton, aims to help farmers worldwide make better use of the little water they have for irrigation. Her device senses when the soil requires water and regulates the flow accordingly, all without the use of electricity. Read more.
MIE professors Eric Diller, Tobin Filleter and Edmond Young have been recognized with the Connaught New Researcher Award. The annual awards are only provided to U of T assistant professors within the first five years of a tenured-stream academic appointment to help them establish strong research programs. Read more.
Professor Jason Bazylak is among six U of T Engineering faculty who have been named the inaugural Hart Teaching Innovation Professors. Enabled by a $20 million bequest from the estate of Erwin Edward Hart (CivE 4T0), the professorships support innovation in engineering education, from technology enhanced active learning to Indigenous outreach. Read more.


MIE PhD student wins best paper award at 2017 International Chemical Recovery Conference
Congratulations to MIE PhD student Shenglong You, who won a best paper award at the 2017 International Chemical Recovery Conference, held May 24 to 26 in Halifax. Shenglong's paper, "Modeling deposit breakup under sootblower jet impingement," is co-authored by Professor Markus Bussmann, Professor Honghi Tran of ChemE, and MIE Adjunct Professor Danny Tandra, also of Clyde Bergemann Power Group Americas in Atlanta.


Research Grants and Opportunities


MIE Doctoral Completion Awards for 2017/2018
MIE PhD students entering fifth year (sixth year for fast-tracked PhD students) in 2017/2018 are eligible to apply for a Doctoral Completion Award. Application (application form, OSOTF form, c.v., ROSI transcript) must be submitted to by June 15.

MIE Graduate Exit Survey June 2017
The MIE Department is eager to know about your experience as an MIE graduate student. We want to know where our students are headed and continue improving the student experience, so your feedback would be greatly appreciated. You may also leave additional comments at the end of the survey to provide feedback and comments on anything else. Students are asked to complete this survey by June 15.

2017-2018 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship
Completed application must be submitted as a single pdf file to the Vice Dean, Graduate Office at by Friday, August 18. U of T graduates who wish to pursue their postdoctoral studies at another institution must apply for the Banting Fellowship through the host institution and not U of T.

MIE Graduate Research Symposium Survey
Graduate Research Symposium committee would like to hear from you! Whether you attended or did not attend this year's symposium, we'd like to hear your thoughts on the event, in order to improve it for next year and beyond.


Undergraduate Awards
Have a piece of coursework that you're proud of? Submit to The Undergraduate Awards to earn international recognition for your work! The Undergraduate Awards is the world's largest academic awards programme. Our aim is to celebrate top undergraduate coursework and foster interdisciplinary collaboration between students and recent graduates worldwide.

Summer Residence Don opportunity
The Office of Health Professions Student Affairs is hiring two Residence Dons to supervise and hold activities for out of town Indigenous high school students that will live in New College student residence for the duration of the Summer Mentorship Program. Experience: Incumbent should have experience working in a residence don or youth program leadership capacity (including summer camps or recreational leagues) and comfortable in a disciplinary role. Previous experience or familiarity working with Indigenous communities, or organizations, or in an Indigenous studies program is an asset.

Dunlap Institute Introduction to Astronomical Instrumentation Summer School: July 23 to 28
The annual Dunlap Institute Summer School includes both lecture and laboratory activities and is intended for students who have finished at least the 3rd year of an undergraduate program or are in the early years of a graduate program, and have a background in astronomy, physics, or engineering.

Professional Development

Career Chats: NEW Career Centre Program for Summer 2017
The Career Centre is excited to introduce Career Chats this summer. We know that career exploration, career planning, and job searching can sometimes be ambiguous, messy, and complex, so let's chat about it! Career Chats are informal, small-group, discussion based sessions that bring together current students and/or recent graduates, and a Career Educator to unpack and reflect on experiences, challenges, and questions related to career exploration and planning. We will be using a flexible structure, where participants set the agenda to ensure they leave with clear next steps. Topics of conversation for the summer include: networking, exploring career options, career decision making, job searching. Starting on May 5 to August 25, Career Chats will be held twice weekly on Tuesdays from 12-1pm and Thursdays 4-5pm at the Student Success Centre (214 College Street). There is no registration required, simply bring your questions, a water bottle, and we'll provide light snacks! Together, let's openly ask questions, build community, reflect on our experiences, and develop strategies to navigate the career exploration and job search processes.

2017 Women in Technology Consulting Conference: August 17-18
EY's Women in Technology Consulting Conference (WIT) is a one-of-a-kind interactive learning experience, which will help you sharpen your leadership, teamwork, and communication skills. You'll learn more about our culture, people, and technology-oriented practices while forging relationships with EY employees and fellow students. Let us share with you how a career in professional services is an exciting, challenging, and rewarding experience. The WIT Conference will be held in Toronto on Thursday August 17, 2017 and Friday August 18, 2017.

Rethink the Box
We would like to invite you to join in on an innovative and exciting concept called Rethink the Box. You will be assisting to teach elementary and secondary school aged children to guide them through a problem-based, learning opportunity. The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) STEM department will be running two Rethink the Box events this year. This fun-filled event requires grade school kids to use their imagination and skills to convert a box full of standardized materials to create a device that will solve an assigned problem. Please visit our website for a glimpse into our event in previous years.


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